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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Hogansburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Family went on the cog rail, lots of historic value and excellent ride up, ride down you see even more. The brakeman gave historic highlights and pointed out features of the rail design, equipment, trails and sites. The museum at the base is really nice and at the top had great information. Went in July 2014 was cool up there... More

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Portsmouth, RI
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family and I (group of 11) took the cog railroad to the top of Mt Washington. Anyone who has not taken this trip must do so - it is spectacular! The trip up and down has great scenery and the brakemen give you a good running commentary. The top of the mountain has good facilities and lots of things... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

very steep and very changeable weather on top. but costs too much. should be half of what we paid. Should be $33, not $66.

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Savannah, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

COG train is a techie's amusing idea of how to ascend a really high mountain. We were packed into one car of 2-people & 3-people benches in each row, first come, first seated. Tickets purchased but no reserved seats. Really it is all about the slope. That train climbs at steep angles and it is amusing to stand at Jacob's... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Hiked and camped on Mount Washington and made it to the top, we also had the opportunity to ride the cog railroad. It was extremely cool to ride and very surprized that it was so steady, really enjoyed riding after doing so much hiking. We loved the experience and love this mountain.

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Thomaston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So glad that we had zipped in our fleece liners on our rain coats because it was cold and wet. It was an experience that no one should miss. It was interesting with the narration in the train as we made our trip up and back. The observatory is a must see!

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Prescott
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21 reviews 21 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I drove up the auto route in my Miata with my grandson many years ago and it was a scary experience. This time my husband and I decided to take the train and it was excellent. Well worth the price.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was a brisk morning and there was snow all around, but we were determined to get up the mountain. Sadly we ended up stopping 3/4 up and then headed back down. The views were superb even though from there. Well worth the trip. Let me know what it looks like at the top, will you?

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BOSTON, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be. If you can, get in line early so you can sit in the front - the views going up the mountain are amazing!! My husband was so thrilled and once you reach the top, you get to explore the Summit. The trip down the hill wasn't... More

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CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to get to the top of Mt Washington, and you are not able to walk it, or drive it (I thought it would be nerve wracking), this super cool train ride is for you. The views are incredible and the trees and wildflowers are beautiful. So happy I did this.

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